Why work at the University of Dundee

Our friendly campus communities are ideal for making connections and supporting each other to do the work that we really care about.

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Our relatively small, campus community is an ideal environment for making friends, forming collaborations, and supporting each other to do the work that we really care about. The City of Dundee and surrounding areas provide a fantastic base to live and work, and we offer a wide range of employee benefits making the University a great place to work.

The University enjoys a city centre location, with excellent transport links throughout Scotland and the UK – London is less than a 90 minute flight, and Edinburgh and Glasgow little more than an hour by car or train.

The School of Health Sciences has a second campus in Kirkcaldy Fife, 30 miles from Dundee. On this site we deliver teaching to almost 500 adult and mental health nursing students based there, and the campus holds a lecture theatre, teaching rooms, an excellent onsite library,  IT suite, dedicated clinical skills provision and student accommodation.  It is immediately adjacent to Kirkcaldy train station, so has great travel links connecting to both the north (Dundee) and to the south (Edinburgh). Complementing the University's close links to NHS Tayside, we have a close partnership with NHS Fife and the Kirkcaldy Campus offers a vibrant hub for learning, teaching and research.

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Our mission

The University of Dundee has a clear mission – to transform lives, locally and globally, by the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. We do this with world-class teaching, pioneering research, and work that has social, cultural and economic impact.

We are a Scottish institution operating on a global stage. Our impact is felt from the centre of Dundee, where we are absolutely central to the city’s future plans and prosperity, to the countries of the developing world where we are helping cure devastating diseases like malaria, and giving people life-changing opportunities for education.

We are home to a community of 17,000 students and over 3000 staff. Around 12,000 are undergraduates with 25% of our students coming from outside the UK.

Our ambition is to become Scotland’s leading university. In many areas – from widening access to innovation – that is a claim we can already make.

The high quality of teaching and research at the University, together with the satisfaction ratings of our students, has contributed to repeated high rankings.